2018 BMW M240I Electrical System Instrument Cluster Panel Recall

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2018 BMW M240I Electrical System Instrument Cluster Panel Recall

 NHTSA Recall #127994
NHTSA Compaign #17V719000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBMW of North America, LLC
 Model Year2018
 Date of notification12/01/18
 Begin date of manufacuring22/02/17
 End date of manufacturing17/10/17
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received15/11/17
 Report created17/11/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number101
Estimated number of affected units3188
 Defect summaryBmw of north america, llc (bmw) is recalling certain 2018 230i, 230i xdrive, m240i, m240i xdrive, m2, and x3 xdrive 30i sav vehicles. These vehicles may have an error in the software for the instrument panel, causing the display to not properly illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 101, "control and displays."
 Consequence summaryIf the display does not illuminate during start up or does not illuminate various control and warning symbols while driving, it can increase the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionBmw will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster display software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin january 8, 2018. Owners may contact bmw customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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